18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Toledo
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Alicante
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Singapore

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso and then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), then stroll around Ciutadella Park, and then admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Barcelona to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks
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Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Ciutadella Park ©
Ciutadella Park
Palau Guell ©
Palau Guell

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, browse the exhibits of Church of Santo Tomé, then browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hammam Al Andalus Banos Arabes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Toledo to Cordoba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Toledo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Calleja de las Flores ©
Calleja de las Flores
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then make a trip to Balcony of Europe, and then take in the waterfront at Paseo Maritimo. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malaga online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nerja, Paseo Maritimo
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Casa Del Arte Flamenco, and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam Al Andalus Granada. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Generalife.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada journey builder app.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Granada is slightly colder than Malaga - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)
Generalife ©
Generalife
Casa Del Arte Flamenco ©
Casa Del Arte Flamenco

1
night
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Granadella.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alicante itinerary planning site.

Drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Alicante is somewhat warmer than Granada - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa La Granadella
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Playa La Granadella ©
Playa La Granadella
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia and then admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia online trip maker.

Getting from Alicante to Valencia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Valencia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Enjoy Barcelona some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online travel planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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